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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Silver and blue waters surround Greece in this true-color image acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite on August 19, 2004. This year, Athens is host to the 2004 Olympic Games, which first started in Greece over 2,800 years ago (in...
Topics: Where -- Greece, Where -- Athens, Where -- Olympia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6593
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The islands of Japan are shown clearly off the coast of North and South Korea, China, and Russia in this true-color image. Running down through the islands are a string of mountains that make up part of the Pacific “Ring of Fire.” The Ring of Fire is a zone of frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that stretches in a series of arcs from New Zealand, through Indonesia, up through the Philippines, Japan, the Kuril Islands and Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia), across the Pacific Ocean via...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Japan, Where -- Korea, Where -- China, Where -- Russia, Where -- Pacific...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5319
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow dusts Poland and its neighbors in this true-color Aqua MODIS image from February 25, 2003. MODIS also detected a number of fires in the scene, all of which are marked in red. Countries shown are (clockwise from top left) Denmark, Sweden, Lithuania, the Russian Federation, Belarus, the Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Germany. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 2/25/03. Data End Date: 2/25/03.
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Poland, Where -- Denmark, Where -- Sweden, Where -- Lithuania, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5103
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite captured this stunning view of Japan’ four largest islands on February 20, 2004. The snow-covered southern arm of Hokkaido extends into the upper left corner. Honshu, Japan’s largest island, curves across...
Topic: Where -- Japan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6210
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Atlas Mountains form a barrier between Morocco’s green coastal zone and the northwestern edge of the vast Sahara Desert. This strikingly clear image of northern Morocco was acquired on January 21, 2004, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/">Aqua</a> satellite. Along the shore, sediment colors the waters of...
Topics: What -- Atlas, Where -- Morocco, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Algeria
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6717
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Emerald Isle is featured in this true-color <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image from March 18, 2003. From its rocky western coastline, Ireland dips toward a central basin of grassy plains dotted with bogs and lakes. At top left of the image is the Atlantic Ocean, at bottom is the Celtic Sea; at right is the Irish Sea. At bottom right, the St. George´s Channel...
Topics: Where -- Ireland, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Celtic Sea, Where -- Irish Sea, Where -- Dublin
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5144
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow covers southeastern China, North Korea, and parts of South Korea in this true-color Aqua MODIS image acquired December 27, 2002. The North Korean capital city of Pyongyang sits about 130 kilometers northwest of the South Korea border, while the South Korean capital city of Seoul sits only about 40 kilometers southeast of the border. MODIS also detected a fire, marked in red, burning on the southern edge of South Korea, about 50 kilometers northwest of the city of Pusan. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS....
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- China, Where -- Korea, Where -- Pyongyang, Where -- Seoul
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4725
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image from May 1, 2003, shows southeastern China (top), North Korea (center) and South Korea (bottom). The higher elevations and more northern latitudes are lagging behind the new growth of spring vegetation visible across South Korea. Large areas of North Korea, especially the western coast, are deforested, probably contributing to...
Topics: Where -- China, Where -- Korea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5322
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Only a few small clouds hover over Japan’s main island, Honshu, in this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image captured as the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite flew over on the morning of April 21, 2004. To the south, the smaller islands Kyushu (right) and Shikoku (left) are also...
Topics: Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Japan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6647
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The oblong shape of the Red Sea cuts diagonally through this true-color Aqua MODIS image from September 29, 2004. The sea's deep, clear blue waters stand out in stark contrast to the pale tan and orange sands of the surrounding deserts in northeastern Africa, the Sinai Peninsula, and the western Arabian Peninsula. Clockwise from upper left, the nations are Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Eritrea (on the coast of the Red Sea), Ethiopia (bottom image edge), and Sudan. At the southern...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Red Sea, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Israel, Where -- Jordan, Where -- Saudi...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6784
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This pair of true- and false-color images feature the Indus River Valley, a lush oasis of vegetation made possible by the Indus River, which is visible as a thin black thread heading toward the Arabian Sea in the false-color image. The Indus River has its roots in the Tibetan Himalayas, and is fed from melting snows from three major mountain ranges and five Indian rivers. The Indus River valley was the home of a great ancient civilization - the Indus Valley Civilization - that lasted for about...
Topics: What -- Indus, What -- Aqua, Where -- Arabian Sea, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Pakistan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4984
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Caucasus Mountains Turkey.A2003326.0825Snow paints the Caucasus and Anadolu Daglari mountain ranges bright white in stark contrast to the deep greens, browns, and tans of a winter landscape on the shores of two great inland seas: the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. Like a broad belt, the Caucasus Mountains stretch from the Black Sea's eastern shores to southwestern of the Caspian Sea, separating southwestern Russia from Georgia and Azerbaijan. The Anadolu Daglari curve around the southern end of...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Caspian Sea, Where -- Russia, Where -- Georgia, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6158
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Korean Peninsula hangs down from northeastern China, dividing the murkier waters of Korea Bay (upper left) and the Yellow Sea (lower left) from the clearer, deeper waters of the Sea of Japan. Because the geography of the peninsula is so mountainous, growing crops is an important and challenging endeavor. Over half of the flat lands are planted with rice, and crops like barley, wheat, and bulgur are grown on whatever surfaces that can support them. Since grazing land is almost nonexistent,...
Topics: Where -- China, Where -- Korea, Where -- Yellow Sea, Where -- Sea of Japan, Where -- Japan, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6148
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On April 5, 2004, the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite captured this remarkably cloud-free view of Turkey. The country is divided into several geographical regions, clearly visible in this image. In the northeast, the Kuzey Anadolu Mountains run...
Topics: Where -- Turkey, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Aegean Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6878
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On August 7, 2003, the Aqua MODIS instrument acquired this image of Ireland on the first day this summer that most of the island hasn´t been completely obscured by cloud cover. Called the Emerald Isle for a good reason, Ireland is draped in vibrant shades of green amidst the blue Atlantic Ocean and Celtic (south) and Irish (east) Seas. Faint ribbons of blue-green phytoplankton drift in the waters of the Celtic Sea, just south of Dublin.Dublin itself appears as a large grayish-brown spot on the...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Ireland, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Celtic Sea, Where -- Irish Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5744
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The island of Sardinia sits between the Mediterranean Sea to the south and west and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the east. To its immediate north is the island of Corsica, which is a part of France. To the east of Sardinia is the middle of the Italian peninsula (not shown). Sardinia glows here with the green blush of spring.Sardinia has had a tumultuous history. Starting in ancient times, the island was occupied by Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans; thereafter it was controlled by Vandals,...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Tyrrhenian Sea, Where -- France, Where -- Spain
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5350
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The snow-capped peaks of the Himalaya cut across the center of this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image, captured by NASA’s<a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite on January 9, 2004. The tiny country of Nepal hosts the world’s highest mountain peaks, including Mt. Everest, which has an elevation of 8,848 meters. China sits on Nepal’s...
Topics: Where -- Nepal, Where -- China
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6736
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Brown burn scars pock the landscape across Portugal and Spain. Hot, dry conditions sparked dozens of devastating wildfires in Southern and Central Portugal and Central Spain in the summer of 2003. By the time this image was taken on January 19, 2004, the scars had begun to fade in areas, though the scars in Central Portugal and across the border in Spain are still dark red in the false-color image.In the true color image, Portugal’s capital is clearly visible as a grey region surrounding the...
Topics: Where -- Portugal, Where -- Spain
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6155
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The island of Taiwan sits off of the coast of southern China between the East China Sea, the South China Sea, southwestern Japan’s Nansei-shoto Islands, and the Pacific Ocean. The island is mostly mountainous in the east, but gradually transitions to gently sloping plains in the west. At the northern tip of the island is Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei, which appears as a large grayish patch surrounded by dark green. In this image, most of Taiwan’s eastern coast is dotted with low clouds,...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Taiwan, Where -- China, Where -- East China Sea, Where -- South China Sea,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4809
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This pair of true- and false-color images feature the Indus River Valley, a lush oasis of vegetation made possible by the Indus River, which is visible as a thin black thread heading toward the Arabian Sea in the false-color image. The Indus River has its roots in the Tibetan Himalayas, and is fed from melting snows from three major mountain ranges and five Indian rivers. The Indus River valley was the home of a great ancient civilization - the Indus Valley Civilization - that lasted for about...
Topics: What -- Indus, What -- Aqua, Where -- Arabian Sea, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Pakistan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4985
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Relatively few clouds mar the view of Italy in this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image captured on September 19, 2003 by the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite. Also visible are France, Switzerland, Germany, and Austria from left to right along the snow-capped Alps, and from the top...
Topics: Where -- Italy, Where -- France, Where -- Switzerland, Where -- Germany, Where -- Austria, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5947
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image provides a cloud-free view of the Middle Eastern countries surrounding the Fertile Crescent. Arching along the Eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea from the Red Sea through modern-day Syria, and then across to the Persian Gulf in an upside-down “u” shape, the Fertile Crescent is a rich, food growing area in...
Topics: Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Red Sea, Where -- Syria, Where -- Persian Gulf, Where -- Iraq,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6114
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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A few scattered fires burned in southern India on January 14, 2004, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite captured this image. The fires have been marked with red dots. The two mountain ranges of southern India are defined by dark green vegetation that contrasts with the desert landscape....
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6612
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Numerous scattered fires (red dots) were detected by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a HREF="http://aqua.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Aqua</a> satellite across southern India on January 31, 2003. Fire are especially concentrated in the Nallamala Hills region of the Eastern Ghats along India’s Indian Ocean...
Topics: Where -- Indian Ocean, Where -- Arabian Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4946
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Carpathian Mountains, of which the Transylvanian Alps form the southern branch, will be forever famous as the home of Vlad “The Impaler”, who was the historical basis of the Dracula myth. These mountains traverse three nations: Poland in the northwest, Ukraine in the center, and Romania in the south. Nestled in between the two ranges is the Transylvanian Basin. Romania is home to the “Paris of the East,” Bucharest, the country´s capital city. Bucharest can be seen as a faint gray...
Topics: Where -- Poland, Where -- Ukraine, Where -- Romania, Where -- Bucharest, Where -- Black Sea, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5348
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Hundreds of miles off the coast of Portugal, the nine islands of the Azores chains are stretched out over the Atlantic Ocean. This <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image from the <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite on May 1, 2003, shows seven of the nine islands: (from left to right)...
Topics: Where -- Portugal, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5463
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Turbid waters surround southern Florida and the Florida Keys in this true-color <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image taken by the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite on December 2, 2003. Clouds of milky blue, green, and tan sediments and microscopic marine organisms (like phytoplankton...
Topics: Where -- Florida, Where -- Gulf of Mexico, Where -- Virginia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6108
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Between the North and Baltic seas, Denmark points north from Germany toward Norway and Sweden. This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image taken by the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite on August 9, 2004, shows almost completely clear skies over the nation, with the exception of thin cirrus clouds over the Kattegat Strait...
Topics: Where -- Baltic Sea, Where -- Denmark, Where -- Germany, Where -- Norway, Where -- Sweden, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6557
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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A bank of clouds in the Pacific Ocean stretches along the length of California in this true-color Aqua MODIS image acquired May 23, 2003. Stretching from the Oregon-California border at top to the San Madre Mountains at bottom, these clouds cover a distance of around 1000 kilometers (over 620 miles). The San Joaquin Valley, which sits at California´s center, runs almost the entire length of the state, and is the home to high concentrations of agriculture, technology, and people. Sacramento,...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- The Valley, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- California, Where -- Oregon,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5410
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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For thousands of years, the lower Nile valley (northern end) has been a cradle of civilization. Surrounded by deserts, the Nile river brings much—needed water to the land and people, making the valley into an oasis of agriculture and life. In this true—color Terra MODIS image from August 23, 2003, the valley snakes in a green line from Lake Nasser in southern Egypt to the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, where it widens out into a vast delta. Quite appropriately, the valley resembles the...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Apex, Where -- The Valley, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5724
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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All by itself in the central Pacific Ocean sits the most far flung of the United States of America. This true-color <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image captured by the <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite on March 15, 2003, shows six of Hawaii´s eight main islands. In an arc from top...
Topics: What -- Crater, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- United States of America, Where -- Hawaii
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5178
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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As the southern tip of South America tapers down to the narrow point of Cape Horn, the long column of the Andes Mountains meets the eastern plains in Patagonia. A part of both Chile, image left, and Argentina, image right, Patagonia is a rugged land known for its penguin colonies, mountain glaciers, and a large petrified forest. The ax-shaped peninsula that extends into the Atlantic Ocean is the Valdes Peninsula. To its north, the land bulges out and becomes green as the arid southern highlands...
Topics: Where -- Chile, Where -- Argentina, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Buenos Aires
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6380
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Light and dark contrast with each other in this true-color Terra MODIS image of Newfoundland Island and the eastern Canadian coast. Clouds, snow, and sea ice make up the light portions of the image, while land and water provide the dark. Low-level water clouds cover most of the North Atlantic, though thin, high-level cirrus clouds skim across Canada´s Newfoundland province, Newfoundland Island, and Quebec province. Sea ice floats off the Canadian mainland coast in the North Atlantic and in the...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Gulf of St. Lawrence
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5114
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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In the Adana (northwest half of image) and Hatay (southeast half) regions of Turkey, a few scattered fires (red dots) were detected by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite on June 6, 2003. These regions are extensively cultivated for agriculture,...
Topics: Where -- Turkey, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Syria
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5457
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite captured this image of fires burning in North and South Korea on April 9, 2004. The fires, which are marked in red dots, may be agriculturally related. However, the peninsula has been experiencing warm spring...
Topics: Where -- Korea, Where -- Sea of Japan, Where -- Japan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6676
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The dark streak curving northeast across the Atlantic Ocean in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image is probably not significantly darker than the surrounding ocean water. Its appearance is likely to be a trick of light. The rest of the ocean is bright and silvery because of sunglint—a phenomenon that occurs when the sun’s light is reflected off a smooth surface into MODIS’ “eye.”...
Topic: Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6395
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow blankets Newfoundland Island and the Newfoundland and Quebec provinces in this true-color Terra MODIS image from December 7, 2002. The snow contrasts sharply against the deep blue of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Atlantic Ocean, both of which are mostly obscured by clouds. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 12/7/02. Data End Date: 12/7/02.
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Gulf of St. Lawrence, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4862
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Sea ice swirls off of the Newfoundland/Labrador coast in this true-color Aqua MODIS image acquired May 21, 2003. Newfoundland province´s Labrador mainland sits on Canada´s eastern edge in between Labrador Sea to the east and the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the south. The sea ice off the coast is broken up and in the process of melting, and features swirls from the currents of water it floats on. On shore, the land is still dusted with snow in all but the lowest elevations, and so appears as a...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Labrador Sea, Where -- Gulf of St. Lawrence
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5439
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Terra MODIS instrument captured this true-color image of snowcovering the mountain ranges of (clockwise from top left) Austria, Slovakia, theUkraine, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Yugoslavia,Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and Slovenia. The two major ranges shown are theTransylvanian Alps in Romania and the Balkan Mountains in Bulgaria.On the bottomleft is the Adriatic Sea, and just visible at the bottom center is the AdriaticSea. Across the Adriatic is the Italian...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Austria, Where -- Slovakia, Where -- Hungary, Where -- Romania, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4571
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Once used by Alexander the Great in his effort to conquer the known world, the high-altitude passes of the Hindu Kush remain important trade and travel routes. Glaciers and heavy snowfall are ever-present features of these mountains, which rise to 7,692 meters (26,236 feet) in height.Straddling the borders between Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India, the Hindu Kush is heavily populated. Though the valleys are heavily irrigated, growing crops at such high altitudes and low temperatures is...
Topics: What -- Indus, Where -- The Valley, Where -- Pakistan, Where -- Afghanistan, Where -- Kazakhstan,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6159
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Snow in central Asia highlights the roads running to Omsk, Russia, which is about 100 kilometers north of eastern Kazakhstan´s border. Omsk shows up as a gray spot against the white, snow covered plains, perched on the banks of the Irtysh River. The higher resolutions of this true-color Aqua MODIS image show the Irtysh clogged with ice and snow to the north of Omsk in the Siberian Plains, and as a pale white line winding through the middle of the city on its way south to Kazakhstan.Right along...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Russia, Where -- Kazakhstan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5228
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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One day before spring in the Northern Hemisphere, ice in the northern and eastern arms of the Baltic Sea appear to be releasing their wintry grip on the coastlines of Sweden (top left) and Finland (center). The northern arm is called the Gulf of Bothnia, and the eastern arm is called the Gulf of Finland. A little more brown than white is showing on the ground on the southern tip of Finland and northern Estonia (bottom center), indicating that snow cover is retreating somewhat. Meanwhile, the...
Topics: Where -- Baltic Sea, Where -- Sweden, Where -- Finland, Where -- Gulf of Bothnia, Where -- Gulf of...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5191
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Tierra del Fuego—a group of islands at the southern tip of South America—have some of the worst weather in the world. The rugged islands poke into the ocean current circling Antartica, and are almost continuously battered by high winds and covered by clouds. On March 28, 2003—an early fall day—the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA´s Terra satellite captured this rare view of the islands and the Patagonia region of South America. Even in...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Magellan, Where -- Chile, Where -- Argentina
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5100
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Called it the remotest island on Earth, Tristan da Cunha sits in the center of the South Atlantic Ocean 2,778 kilometers from the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, the nearest mainland point, and 2,334 kilometers from St. Helena, the island that is its closest neighbor. Of the four islands that make up the group, only the largest—Tristan da Cunha—is occupied. The islands are volcanic in origin, and the volcanic peak of Tristan da Cunha is clearly visible in this image. The volcano forms a...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- South Africa, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Helena
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6876
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow covers Mongolia in patches in this true-color Aqua MODIS image from December 21, 2003. Mongolia sits at an extremely high altitude; no point is lower than 1,800 feet (550 meters), while the highest point stretches to 15,266 feet (4,653 meters). Snowfall is normally light and blows away quickly during the winter, so to see this much snow on the ground at once is rather unusual. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 12/21/03. Data End Date: 12/21/03.
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Mongolia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6307
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Set in between Eastern Europe and Asia, the Black Sea is a large inland sea connected to the Sea of Azov (the large tan body of water north of the Sea) via the Kerch Strait and to the Mediterranean Sea via the Bosporus, Sea of Marmara (body of water to the Sea´s southwest), and the Dardanelles. A number of rivers feed into it, including the Dnieper and Danube. The Black Sea´s shores touch the Ukraine in the north (top center), Russia in the northeast (top right), Georgia in the east (lower...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Sea of Azov, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5262
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Shades of green color Central Europe in this true-color Aqua <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image from September 21, 2003. The dark green of mountains stand out in sharp relief against the paler brown-green of the lower elevations, providing visual clues to the varied terrain found in this part of the world.Prominent in the center of the image are the curving, dark...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Czech Republic, Where -- Romania, Where -- Adriatic Sea, Where -- Albania,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5850
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Almost completely surrounded by a thick blanket of clouds, Iceland is shown here in this true-color Terra MODIS image acquired on May 15, 2003. Iceland sits in the northern Atlantic Ocean, about 200 kilometers southeast of Greenland. Because of its proximity to the North Atlantic Drift current, Iceland experiences a relatively humid, mild climate, though in the northern and eastern parts of the island, the climate is more tundra-like. The island is home to vast ice fields, the largest of which...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Iceland, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Greenland
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5316
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Terra MODIS instrument acquired this image of the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean on January 23, 2003. This group of islands is part of India, though they are south of the southern tip of Myanmar. The largest island has three names -- North Andaman, Middle Andaman, and South Andaman -- according to its vertical orientation. To the right of South Andaman are a small cluster of islands called (from top to bottom) Ritchie’s Archipelago, Henry Lawrence Island, and Neill Island. To the...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Indian Ocean, Where -- Myanmar
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4945
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite captured this image of Turkey’s Eastern Anatolia region coated with snow on January 20, 2004. The Kuzey Anadolu Daglari, a long mountain range, separates the shores of the Black Sea, image top, from the Anatolia plateau. Other mountain ranges and individual mountains also appear as wrinkles in the landscape. The flatter region in the south is the Anatolia plateau. The...
Topics: Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Turkey, Where -- Georgia, Where -- Armenia, Where -- Azerbaijan, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6162
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Duckweed forms green swirls atop Lake Maracaibo in northern Venezuela. The weed, more formally called <i>Lemna obscura</i>, began to grow on the lake sometime between January and March 2004. With an outlet to the Caribbean Sea, Lake Maracaibo is usually too salty to support duckweed and other similar aquatic plants. The lake’s fresh water sits on top of a dense layer of salty water. The lower, salty layer traps nutrients at the bottom of the lake, depriving any...
Topics: Where -- Venezuela, Where -- Caribbean Sea, Where -- Caracas, Where -- Florida
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6907
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Covering 2,736,690 square kilometers, Argentina is the second largest nation in South America, and has a population of over 37.8 million. In these true-color Terra MODIS images from late February 2003, the sheer extent of the country is revealed, including the rugged Andes Mountain Range in the west, the rich sub-tropical agricultural plains of the north, and the Patagonian plateau in the south. To the east are Brazil, Uruguay, and the southern Atlantic Ocean; to the west and south is Chile;...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Argentina, Where -- Brazil, Where -- Uruguay, Where -- Atlantic Ocean,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5247
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Media reports of an act of sabotage along oil pipelines in northern Iraq could explain the black cloud of oil smoke visible in this image of the region, captured by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite on August 17, 2003. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data...
Topic: Where -- Iraq
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5745
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This stunning true-color image shows clouds surrounding northern Japan’s snow-dusted Hokkaido Island in between the black waters of two seas and an ocean. Hokkaido Island is home to the city of Sapporo, which is located on the lower western side near where the island’s tail begins to curve south toward the main island of Japan (middle lower left) and not far from the Ishikari-wan, the north-facing bay that has a streak of clouds moving horizontally across it.Hokkaido’s northern point...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Japan, Where -- Sea of Japan, Where -- Pacific Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4720
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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“The Low Countries” refers to a region of Europe on the coast of the North Sea that is made from parts of modern-day northwestern France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Historically, this region has been much contested by the French, Austrians, and Spanish, and this region saw the birth of the East Indian Company in 1602 and the West Indian Company in 1621. A number of major rivers empty into this area, including the Rhine, the Meuse, and the Yser.A number of cities are visible...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- The Hague, Where -- North Sea, Where -- France, Where -- Luxembourg, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5331
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Deserts stretch across the Middle East in shades of tan, pink, and orange, while green foothills, mountains, and plains mark their edges. Turkey blooms across the northern edge of the image, as does Iran to the northeast. The Tigris (upper) and Euphrates (lower) Rivers in Iraq bring a faint wash of green to its otherwise dry desert soil (right of the image center). On the southern edge, a bright swath of orange marks Saudi Arabia´s Al Jawf desert, and a lonely, though large, spot of green near...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Turkey, Where -- Iran, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Saudi Arabia, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5332
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Dozens of fires were detected in the Adana region of Turkey on June 15, 2003, by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite. The fires have been marked with red dots in this true-color image. The Adana region is a low-lying coastal area ringed by the...
Topics: What -- Taurus, Where -- Turkey, Where -- Syria
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5458
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Dramatic cloud shadows, the Patagonia plateau, the Andes Mountains, and phytoplankton blooms in the southern Atlantic Ocean all combine to create this stunning true-color Aqua MODIS image of Argentina and Chile. Chile rides the Andes Mountains along the left side of the image; the mountains appear dark brown and green, and some of their upper reaches are dusted with white snow. South-central Argentina takes up the majority of the image, stretching from the southern Mendoza and Buenos Aires...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Argentina, Where -- Chile, Where -- Buenos Aires,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5385
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Vancouver Island, just off of southwestern Canada´s British Columbia coast, is a beautiful place popular with both Canadians and Americans. Its natural beauty is one of its main draws, making it a popular destination for whale watching, white water rafting, caving, sailing, fishing, diving, and snorkeling. At the south tip of the island is the city of Victoria, British Columbia´s capital. This city has been called Canada´s answer to Seattle, and is a very popular tourist destination. The...
Topics: What -- Columbia, What -- Terra, Where -- Vancouver, Where -- Victoria, Where -- Washington, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5460
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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These tiny coral islands, the Lakshadweep (Laccadive) Islands, sit about 175 kilometers at the closest point off of India.s Malabar (lower western) Coast in the Arabian Sea. Lakshadweep means “hundred thousand islands” in the local Malayalam language, though the true number of these islands is about two dozen. The islands are scattered over 30,000 square kilometers of the Arabian Sea, but have a total landmass of only 32 square kilometers. Only ten of the islands are inhabited. This...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Arabian Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4726
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Indonesia´s Lesser Sunda Islands sparkle like green gems against the sapphire-blue waters of the Indian Ocean and Flores, Banda, Sawu, and Timor Seas. These islands form the southern border of Indonesia with Australia and stretch for 1,200 kilometers from the western island of Lombok on the left to the eastern tip of Timor, the largest island in the image. In a few places, bright turquoise-blue spots on the water mark tiny islands surrounded by shallow waters: the Kepulauan Taka´Bonerate...
Topics: What -- Sapphire, What -- Terra, Where -- Indian Ocean, Where -- Timor Sea, Where -- Indonesia,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5137
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Thar Desert, also known as the Great Indian Desert (lower left), straddles the border between northwestern India and eastern Pakistan. This desert supports a largely pastoral economy, since not much grows in the broken rocks and sand dunes but scrub vegetation. Bordered on the west by the deep green Indus and Sutlej river valleys and the thin bright green Aravalli Range to the southeast, the region is remote and sparsely populated. In this image, a thin veil of dust gently blurs the...
Topics: What -- Indus, Where -- Pakistan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5984
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Iceland lives up to its name in this image, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite on January 28, 2004. The island country is completely covered in white snow and ice, obscuring the permanent glaciers and icecaps that exist year-round. The effect of ice on this island sandwiched...
Topics: Where -- Iceland, Where -- Greenland
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6605
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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New Mexico, Texas, southern Oklahoma, and northern Mexico are a myriad blend of browns, oranges, and greens in this true-color Terra MODIS image acquired February 22, 2003. Ranging from mountains to high deserts to scrub-covered hill country to coastland, this region of North America is home to diverse landscapes and people. A number of major cities are visible as gray spots on the land: El Paso at the Texas - New Mexico - Mexico border; Dallas-Fort Worth in northern Texas; Austin in central...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- New Mexico, Where -- Texas, Where -- Oklahoma, Where -- Austin
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5082
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Several large, thick plumes of desert dust (brownish pixels) were blowing from Egypt and Libya northward over the Mediterranean Sea, on January 12, 2003. The Greek island of Crete is partially obscured by the dust in the upper left of this scene. The island of Cyprus is in the upper right of this image, just to the east of the dust plume. Roughly in the center, the Nile Delta fans out in green against the surrounding desert. Southeast of the island of Cyprus, snow dusts the mountains in...
Topics: Where -- Egypt, Where -- Libya, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Cyprus, Where -- Lebanon
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4734
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow dusts Central Europe in this true-color Aqua MODIS image from February 24, 2003. MODIS also detected a number of fires in the scene, all of which are marked in red. Countries shown are (clockwise from top left) the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, and Belgium. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 2/24/03. Data End Date: 2/24/03.
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Netherlands, Where -- Germany, Where -- Czech Republic, Where -- Austria,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5235
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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A bank of fog has snuggled up to the southern coast of Italy in the Golfo di Taranto (north of center) in this true-color <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) from the <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite on April 30, 2003. To the southwest of Italy is Sicily, where snow stands out on the dark,...
Topic: Where -- Italy
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5309
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The two arms of the Sierra Madre Mountains — Occidental (west) and Oriental (east) — march south through Mexico, holding between them the high, largely arid Mexican Plateau. This plateau is roughly 1,130 kilometers long (~ 700 miles), and ranges from 1,220 to 2,440 meters high (4,000 - 8,000 feet). What water there is on the Plateau has no outlet to the sea, and so collects in drainage basins that today are the home of a number of Mexico’s major cities.A number of large cities are visible...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Mexico City, Where -- Texas, Where -- Pacific Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6211
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Duckweed forms green swirls atop Lake Maracaibo in northern Venezuela. The weed, more formally called <i>Lemna obscura</i>, began to grow on the lake sometime between January and March 2004. With an outlet to the Caribbean Sea, Lake Maracaibo is usually too salty to support duckweed and other similar aquatic plants. The lake’s fresh water sits on top of a dense layer of salty water. The lower, salty layer traps nutrients at the bottom of the lake, depriving any...
Topics: Where -- Venezuela, Where -- Caribbean Sea, Where -- Caracas, Where -- Florida
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6906
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The dozens of fires burning in and around Paraguay in South America are probably agricultural fires. The practice of burning to clear land is common in South America, particularly between July and October. This <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image was taken on September 30, 2003, just as the burning season was beginning to wind down. Fires are represented as red dots...
Topic: Where -- Paraguay
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6096
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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A layer of semi-transparent clouds covers most of this Aqua MODIS image, making it look like a watercolor painting instead of the true-color image of mid-western Canada that it is. Stretching across the top of the image is the Northwest Territory, while British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan line up below from west to east. Marching southeast at the bottom of the image are the northern reaches of the Rocky Mountain Ranges, and scattered throughout the image are a few fires, marked by red...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Columbia, Where -- Canada
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4468
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On July 3, 2004, sea ice still covered much of the Kara Sea in Northeastern Russia, near the western edge of Siberia, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite captured this image. The southern tip of Novaya Zemlya Island curves out of the...
Topics: Where -- Kara Sea, Where -- Russia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6799
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Portugal and Spain share the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, shown here in this true-color Aqua MODIS image acquired on March 20, 2003. This peninsula separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Mediterranean Sea, is separated from North Africa by the narrow Strait of Gibraltar, and is separated from the rest of continental Europe by the Pyrenees Mountains along the Spain-France border.A central plateau, the Meseta, dominates the peninsula. This plateau averages 610 meters above sea level,...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Apex, Where -- Portugal, Where -- Spain, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5096
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Northeast of Brazil, out in the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean, sunglint highlights internal waves curving out toward the northeast. Internal waves are waves that occur underwater at the boundary between layers of water with different densities. Like all major bodies of water, the Atlantic Ocean is composed of layers of water with different densities: the topmost is the least dense, while each successively deeper layer is denser.Internal waves are usually caused by the lower layer being...
Topics: Where -- Brazil, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5716
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color Aqua MODIS image of Tropical Cyclone 11S was acquired January 23, 2003, while it was south of the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. Diego Garcia is part of the British Indian Ocean Territory, south of the Maldives. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 1/23/03. Data End Date: 1/23/03.
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Indian Ocean, Where -- Maldives
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4997